Added by: Donald Bitner
“Delilah Mae Ware, 96, formerly of 519 E. Mary St., died at 3:08 pm March 9, 2011, at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born July 22, 1914, in Ottumwa to Walter and Laura Kuhn Ware. A resident of Ottumwa all of her life, she had worked at Siegel Furniture, S&L, Army Surplus and Kresge’s.
She was a member of the First Church of God. She enjoyed playing the piano and guitar and played at nursing homes.
Surviving are a sister, Dorothea Jemison of Ottumwa; a niece, Susan(Robert)Shoemaker Jr.; a great-niece, Amy(Steve)Johnson; a great-nephew, Lyle(Beth)Shoemaker; and three great-great-nephews, all of Ottumwa.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Bowers officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 an Sunday with the family present from 3-5 pm Sunday. Memorials may be made to the family.”
Donald Bitner Record added: Mar 11, 2011